Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 consecutive shows. This Gracie® Award-winning show (for “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio”), is produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner. Each show features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving practical and philosophical issues regarding our relationships with dogs and cats. The show broadcasts from the East End and reaches all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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Dog Talk #375 (6-14-2014)

Dog Talk (6-14-2014) #375:  Ann Phinney’s book FINDING MY WAY TO MOOSE RIVER FARM is about what happens when you make a childhood dream come true — and discusses the differences between dogs and pigs and how they learn and cohabitate with people; Stan Yocum is a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence and discusses what goes into puppy rearing for 18 months and how difficult but gratifying it can be to give up that dog to the person he is paired with as a service dog; Julie Hecht is a canine behavioral researcher who manages Alexandra Horowitz’s Canine Cognition Lab at Barnard in NYC — and discusses the upcoming SPARCS conference in Newport R.I., an international conference on dog behavior and cognition that will be streaming free online June 20-22.